Tennis Photograph, Colonial

GBP 280.00

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Object Description

British Colonial Tennis Photograph. This black and white photograph captures the essence of British Colonial life in the late 19th century. The loose albumen print shows a game of mixed doubles in progress. There is a catch net all the way around the court with a spectators pavilion decked out with chairs. Photographer unknown, location possibly Burma. The albumen print became popular because it produced a rich sharp image. The process involves coating a sheet of paper with albumen (egg white), making the paper ‘s surface glossy and smooth. It is then coated in a solution of silver nitrate. The albumen and the silver nitrate form light-sensitive silver salts on the paper. When a glass negative is placed directly on the paper and exposed to light, it forms an image on the paper.

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Good

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